Year End Grantmaking and Giving

The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region would like to acknowledge the generosity exhibited by our donors in 2015.  Throughout the year you’ve continued to demonstrate a strong philanthropic spirit – maintaining and establishing new funds, and recommending thousands of grants to local and national nonprofit organizations.

In an effort to assist you with carrying out your end-of-year philanthropic goals, please see below for The Community Foundation’s deadlines regarding year-end giving and grantmaking activities:

RECOMMENDING GRANTS FROM YOUR DONOR-ADVISED FUND

December 21, 2015:

Grant recommendations submitted to The Community Foundation by December 21st will be processed by December 31st, provided the organization meets the Foundation’s due diligence requirements.

Due to increased volume, grant recommendations submitted after December 21st may not be processed and mailed in 2015.

Grant recommendations can be submitted through your Donor Central account.  Questions regarding Donor Central can be forwarded to:

Kathy Matthews (202-263-4773, kmatthews@cfncr.org) and Kesha Chandler (202-973-2504, kchandler@cfncr.org)

 

MAKING GIFTS TO THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

December 31, 2015:

Stock and cash gifts (check, wire, online) submitted to The Community Foundation by December 31st will be earmarked as a 2015 contribution.

Gifts made via check can be sent to:

Attn: Finance Department
The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region
1201 15th Street, NW, Suite 420
Washington, DC 20005

*Please include the name of the fund in the memo line of the check.
**Checks sent by US Postal Service mail can be earmarked as a 2015 contribution, if it’s postmarked by the US Postal Service for December 31st.

Gifts made via wire transfer:
Please see contact the Finance Department at 202-955-5890 for instructions on making gifts via wire transfer.  Note the monies must be in The Community Foundation’s account by December 31st, to be earmarked as a 2015 contribution.

Gifts made via online:
Gifts can be made online at www.thecommunityfoundation.org.                              

Gifts made via stock:             
Please see contact the Finance Department at 202-955-5890 for instructions on making gifts via stock.